Pictures Around The Liffey

Sunday, August 5, 2012

It was cold and rainy today so I wore a jacket during my run.  Since I had pockets I decided to bring my phone so I could attempt timing myself.  Instead my run became much more of a walk because I could not stop taking pictures.  I think it's starting to sink in that I'm leaving in less than three weeks so, while I would have liked to get a good run in, taking some pictures of my running route seemed much more important at the time.  While the area can be beautiful when sunny and warm, I think the sky in most of these pictures is a much more accurate representation of Dublin.

Getting creative with the sidewalk.  Just saw this for the first time today.
I guess it's not a bad thing to slow down every once in a while.  
Samuel Beckett Bridge
Beckett Bridge under a dark Dublin sky.
Down the Liffey towards the city center.
A carcass of the Celtic Tiger.  Not seen as frequently in the city center but
empty or half built buildings scatter the outskirts. 
PWC building reflecting in the river
Irish Famine Memorial
I run by this every day but this was the first time I stopped to look closely.
These little metal circles are all over the sidewalk... most of them have
these tiny fake fish.   
"The Linesman" statue along the river

Alright,  that's all I've got for you today!  I finished my last final on Friday so I'm just waiting to start my last class on Tuesday.  I know I'm a little late picking it up, but I've just started watching Breaking Bad.  I now get what all the fuss it about.  I could focus on some good blog posts but I think I'll spend the next few days watching Breaking Bad instead.  Hope you've all had a great weekend!

25 comments:

  1. That is so interesting! I love the pacman, especially, and the fish. Thanks for the photos, and capturing very visually interesting architecture! Good finds.

    -Cerena
    www.secretlifeofamedstudent.com

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    1. Thank you! I love the pacman, too!

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  2. i think it's an interesting running route. not your fault to walk and take pictures.

    the statues of Irish Famine Memorial look suffering a lot

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    1. I'm glad I finally took a second to look at it. It was very moving.

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  3. Beautiful Pictures! Oh, I want to travel to Dublin!

    And yay for watching Breaking Bad! Have fun! I love that show!

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    1. It's amazing...both Dublin and Breaking Bad. I'm about to start season 3 already.

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  4. Dublin seems amazing - would love to travel there sometime (hopefully next summer)!

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  5. Visiting from the GFC blog hop. I'm your newest follower.

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  6. Awesome pictures!! Breaking Bad is awesome isnt it?? We are just about to start season 3!!

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    1. I just flew through season two... I had so much motivation for this last class but that has gone right out the window now because of this show!

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  7. Participating in the GFC Blog Hop for the first time! I'm your newest follower. :)

    Kristina
    http://www.yomichaelmichael.com

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  8. Hi! I found you through the blog hop! I have the same problem on my runs! You just can't pass up a good picture!

    Come over to tristanlynae.blogspot.com and introduce yourself!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'll be sure to check out your blog.

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  9. I love Dublin. It is one of my favourite cities in Europe. Can't wait to get back there again one day.

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    1. I'm already planning a return visit... hopefully by December!

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  10. Awesome! My mom was in Dublin a long time ago, and she said it was her favorite vacation she's ever taken.
    Following from the GFC blog hop! Yahoo :))

    Katie
    Lady Million

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  11. i LOVEd Dublin when i went last year! your pictures take me back :) stopping by from the link up and i'm so glad i did! i love your blog by the way! i can't wait to read more! happy tuesday!

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  12. I'm so jealous, I love your pictures! I am now your newest follower. :) Will you please check out my link-up on my blog today? You have like the PERFECT post to add!! Thanks!!
    Wanderlust Wednesdays

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  13. I love Dublin!!


    I saw you on the link up! Great blog!

    Hope you had a good day! Stop by grapefruitprincess.blogspot.com and say hi :)

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  14. I want to go to Ireland sooooo badly! Love the pics :)
    New follower! I would love it if you came and said hello!
    ashley-kristine.blogspot.com

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  15. Hey lady!! I just found your cute blog via the hop, and I'm your newest follower! I'd also love to invite you to check out a fabulous Triple Giveaway I'm having right now!!

    Hope to see you there! And thanks so much!
    xo

    http://emilymmeyers.blogspot.com/2012/08/triple-winner-giveaway.html

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